Correct lighting is very important in work or industrial areas and warehouse led lighting. The lighting has to be from every point of view correct to avoid possible injuries and occupational accidents at work. You can also read our port on the estimated savings for an industrial warehouse when switching to led lighting.
In these types of large areas, there must be uniform lighting that does not create shadows and, if the work is very detailed, localized high bay lighting for the workers. For this, there are a series of points that must always be met:
1. Enough light to work: It must be taken into account that poor lighting can cause visual fatigue and the possibility of accidents in workers.
2. Shielded light sources: in warehouses and industries, light should not dazzle workers. It is best to opt for screens that diffuse the light well so that they do not dazzle. Products with “honeycomb” shaped panels are very good for this purpose.
3. Color temperature: when choosing the color temperature, it must be taken into account that the workers will spend eight hours a day under these lights, so they need a temperature that helps them in their work. We specify the color of the light later.
4. Glare: avoid them at all costs. To do this, the lighting must not be too strong and the work elements must be matt so that they do not shine and disturb when working.
5. Stroboscope effect: This phenomenon occurs when there is a sequential shutdown of the light, such as flickering. It makes things look jerky even if it is almost imperceptible. It happens mostly with fluorescent lights. This causes eyestrain and can lead to accidents. The retail lighting eliminates this problem, since it does not cause that flicker.
6. Special tasks: they need a placement of lighting products according to the job.
7. Shadows: light illuminating from above but not above the worker so that it does not make shadows.
8. Specular details: Better if reflected light matches viewing angle.
9. Need to see irregularities: put lighting at a low angle.
So for optimal industrial lighting, it is best to have general lighting that does not cast shadows and, if necessary, direct light for workers.
1. General light: it must be diffuse lighting and that does not create excesses. As we have explained before, it is best to use lighting with “honeycomb” screens so that the light is distributed and there is no glare.
2. Direct light: it is a light that falls directly on the worker. You have to be very careful as it can cause very harsh shadows if not placed properly. For example, with flexos. At Big Green Switch we offer panels and suspended luminaires that provide very diffuse direct light perfect for private lighting.
Something that must also be taken into account is the height of the ceilings . There are industries that have heights of up to 5 or 6 meters . For this type of site it is best to use lighting with a reduced opening angle so that the light reaches the work area well. If the height is 2 or 3 meters , it is possible to select products with an opening angle of 120º to illuminate the entire room well.